About ACCS

Governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, the Alabama Community College System consists of 25 comprehensive community colleges and technical colleges; Marion Military Institute, one of five junior military colleges in the nation; and Alabama Technology Network, an extensive workforce development initiative.

Approximately 300,000 people are served annually by all of the entities of our system, including ATN, workforce development, and adult education. Of those served, approximately 100,000 are enrolled in credit courses.

The Alabama Community College System’s commitment to access is characterized by statewide geographical locations, open enrollment, and low-cost tuition, as well as a variety of programs and services that remove barriers to college entrance, education pathways and workforce training opportunities. In addition, thousands of citizens statewide enjoy access to our facilities for community activities and enrichment programs.

The Alabama Community College System is committed to providing a unified system of institutions delivering excellence in academic education, adult education, and workforce development.

The Alabama Community College System provides:

  • General education and other collegiate programs at the freshman and sophomore levels prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions to complete baccalaureate degrees.
     
  • Adult Education focuses on improving individuals’ skills, productivity and training with GED preparation and testing, basic skills, and English as a Second Language.
     
  • Workforce development initiatives provide customized, flexible, short-term training programs that are responsive to industry needs—from highly specialized training to programs that help prepare entry level employees to meet growing demands.